LINKS Sept. 14, 2011


Detroit bridge owner gets Koch help [Bloomberg]

More secure passports coming next year [CP]

US federal prosecutors discuss northern border issues [WSJ]

Holder: Officers from US, Canada will work on cross-border investigations [AP]

Harper, Obama to give details of border security deal [Postmedia News]

Much good has come from tightened border security [Peace Arch News]


Ottawa says it will fight Buy American measures [Toronto Star]

US envoy says trade with Canada is top issue [AP]

Canadians anxious about Buy American provisions in Obama’s jobs bill [CP]

Geithner: Economy in an early stage of crisis [Real Clear Politics]

Obama declares ‘national emergency’ for jobs [Politico]

Strong Cdn dollar not only reason for shopping in US [CBC]

Weak job market has Canadians looking north [Postmedia News]

US media juggernaut still a threat to Canada [Troy Media News]

Cdn doctors still make dramatically less than US counterparts: study [National Post]


Doer says he won’t run for NDP leadership [Toronto Star]


Canada to extend Libya mission by 3 months [CTV]

Canadian companies will benefit from military intervention: Libyan official [Postmedia News]

NATO balks at Libya nation-building, policing [AP]


Oliver stumps for Keystone pipeline in California [CP]

Peter Lougheed opposes Keystone pipeline [CBC]

Yedlin: Lougheed comment sparks pipeline debate [Calgary Herald]

Oil patch steams ahead [Financial Post]

Tar-sands showdown [Wired]

10 reasons why the Keystone pipeline will be built [National Review]

Over 1,200 Keystone protesters arrested [Living on Earth]


LINKS Sept. 7, 2011


Border agent says there’s nothing to do, money is being wasted [CNN]

Canada dropped $92-billion on security post-9/11 [Postmedia News]

Canadian trucker admits smuggling cocaine from US [AP]

Tragedy forged new reality [CP]

Schumer calls on Feds to move ahead with joint border crossing []

Hampson: 9/11 and the Remaking of Canada []

Robertson: The border: The bygone days of ‘pass friend’ [Embassy mag]

After 9/11, border patrol doubles, fewer tourists cross border, more criminals caught [Detroit Free Press]

More Canadian manufacturers encountering difficulty as they try to cross into the US [NB Business Journal]

Georgia man stays in jail after border child porn bust [Winnipeg Sun]


Flaherty wants probe into ‘irritating’ US-Canada price gaps [Postmedia News]

How Canadians get access to US-only deals [Globe and Mail]

Is the US ready for Little Mosque on the Prairie [BBC]

Canadian dealers get ‘carve out’ from US regulations [Financial Post]


Lt. Gen. Bouchard assesses NATO’s mission in Libya [NPR]

Plan would keep small force in Iraq past deadline [NY Times]


Sen. Johannes, second prominent Nebraska Republican opposes Keystone pipeline [Des Moines Register]

Study: Tar sands oil will reach US sans pipeline [Forbes]

Oil sands need US workers: Alberta minister [Bloomberg]

Dalai Lama joins Keystone pipeline opponents [Calgary Sun]

McKibben: What comes next for oil sands action []

Nobel Laureates urge Obama to reject pipeline [Huffington Post]

Canada minister ‘increasingly optimistic’ about Keystone approval [Dow Jones]

Cdn ambassador confident pipeline will be approved for jobs [Postmedia News]

Oil-funded study: more drilling would add 1.4 million jobs [Reuters]

Are Canadians growing apathetic about the oil sands? [Huffington Post]

Keystone XL benefactor to send oil overseas [Michigan Messenger]

Letter to Oprah Winfrey on ‘ethical oil’ ads []



LINKS March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011

Updated 4:07 pm EST


Burney: For the US and Canada, a time to be boldly bilateral [The Gazette - Montreal]

Border ‘inspection tax’ on Canadians entering US condemned by lawmakers from both countries []

US plan border fee []

Border hours extended at Port of Wild Horse []

Retiree’s Volvo gives him trouble at border [Vancouver Sun]


Canadian officials ‘aggressive’ in selling Congress on oil sands [Tyee]

Doer comes home to where it all began [Winnipeg Free Press]

Canadian consult commends US innovation, creativity [Washington State University]

Canadian TV producers: we don’t really hate America [Christian Science Monitor]


Tim Hortons makes headway in US market [Financial Post]

Americans may look to neighboring Canada for football fix [Los Angeles Times]


Canada to send more military assets to Libya [National Post]

Canadian CF-18s bomb Libyan ammunition depot [CP]

Canadian jets over Libya hold back [Postmedia News]

Who’s who in the international coalition [Washington Post]

John Boehner rips President Obama on Libya [Politico]

Can any old country now bomb Libya? [Foreign Policy]

Congress could vote on Libya war next week [The Cable]

London to host political meeting on Libya [AP]


Mayors object to Keystone XL pipeline [Michigan Messenger]

Water planning group urged to get involved in stopping new pipeline [Daily Tribune - Mount Pleasant, Texas]

Oil company requests alternate route for megaloads [AP]

Industry to pay for oil sands monitor, federal official says [Postmedia News]

Tar sands energy opponents fear earthquake-induced spill [KYTX - Texas]

Sandy Alberta, the Saudi Arabia next door: Friendly Canada gets ready to replace Yankee-hating oil peddlers [Washington Times]

Tar sands project brings objections by environmentalists [Deseret News - Salt Lake City]

Columbia River reopening, more mega-loads on the way [Boise Weekly - Idaho]

Kochs profit from Canadian eco-nightmare [Tyee]

Koch industries handle 25% of tar sands oil []

Proposed Keystone XL pipeline is not necessary for US energy security []

Upcoming actions around North America – Tar sands resistance []

Imperial Oil meets heavy traffic in plan for oil sands [Globe and Mail]


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